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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
Uganda: stopping flow of funds to bujagali dam
The Ugandan government began building the Bujagali dam on the River Nile in 2007, even though the project had previously been delayed for over ten years for many reasons, including exorbitant project costs and its predicted economic and environmental impacts. The project is financed by the World Bank (WB), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Both the banks and the Ugandan government have overlooked and even ignored their own safeguard policies.
Opposing the certification of palm oil, jatropha and sugar cane monocultures
Our campaign to expose the role that agrofuels corporations have played in misleading the public was heard by the UK’s Advertising Standard Authority, who ruled that an advertisement placed by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and aired on the BBC was misleading because it said that Malaysian palm oil is sustainable.
disclosing the truth, building awareness and mobilizing against corporate abuses
In 2008, FoEI continued campaigning on specific corporations in sectors that harm the environment. This entailed research and monitoring of EU-based companies working in the oil and gas, agrofuels and forest extraction sectors, and their actions in the South.
south africa and mozambique: east and southern africa unite against oil
Along the quite shores of Lake Albert, which is the sacred source of the Nile, the Dublin-based Tullow Oil company is developing an oil refinery complex using the crude found in this pristine part of Africa. How much longer will Lake Albert keep its beauty, how much longer until the environmental injustice and ecological and human violence of the Niger Delta is brought to bear on this part of the world?
southern africa: challenging the spread of agrofuels
Northern corporations and governments are rushing to obtain cheap land in the South, to produce agrofuel feedstocks. This presents a very real threat to local communities and Indigenous Peoples, whose land is being targeted. It is often claimed that community land is ‘under-utilized’ or ‘marginal’ in order to justify disowning people of their traditional land rights, yet this threatens to displace and dis-empower millions of small-scale subsistence farmers in the South.
africa: mapping the expansion of agrofuels
Switching to agrofuels has been portrayed as a golden opportunity, a ‘green’ solution that could tackle the world’s energy crisis and help to mitigate climate change. Industrialized countries, international financial institutions such as the World Bank, and multinational agribusiness, oil and transport companies are all promoting agrofuels as a panacea to the world’s problems.
new members, executive committee and chair
Members of Friends of the Earth International voted in new members, a new chair, and a new executive committee at the 2008 Biannual General Meeting in Honduras.
stemming destructive shrimp aquaculture
The shrimp aquaculture industry razes forests and biodiversity, destroys croplands and livelihoods, and wreaks social conflict and human rights violations. Faced with mounting resistance from civil society in Asia and Latin America, the shrimp industry is in the process of expanding into Africa.
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